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60. A Letter from My Father

1 I’ve a letter from my Father
In my hand, in my hand,
Filled with all the heart’s deep longing
Can demand, can demand;
Love that takes the whole world in,
Grace the wayward soul to sin;
Full redemption from all sin
God has planned, God has planned;
Full redemption from all sin God has planned.

2 Father tells me in his letter
To believe, to believe,
And the Spirit’s gentle wooing
Not to grieve, not to grieve;
But to heed the loving tone
As he speaks to me alone,
And the blessed Holy One
To receive, to receive;
And the blessed Holy One to receive.

3 I have listened to his counsel
Day and night, day and night,
And the homeward path is shining
Fair and bright, fair and bright;
I can shout, and sin, and pray,
And be happy ev’ry day,
For I’m walking all the way
In the light, in the light;
For I’m walking all the way in the light.

4 Death may call, but I will answer
Without fear, without fear,
For I know my dear Redeemer
Will be near, will be near;
He will say: “All joys divine,
Home, and crown, and friends are thine
Where eternal glories shine
Bright and clear, bright and clear;
Where eternal glories shine bright and clear.

Text Information
First Line: I’ve a letter from my Father
Title: A Letter from My Father
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Publication Date: 1904
Topic: Atonement-Salvation
Tune Information
Name: [I’ve a letter from my Father]
Arranger: G. W. Elderkin


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